Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Classics Postgraduate Conference
Training and Research in Material Culture Related to the Ancient World

University of St Andrews
20th – 21st March 2015

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts must be submitted by January 31st, 2015.

The StAGE committee is now accepting abstracts for StAGE 2015, to be held over two days at the University of St Andrews on March 20th – 21st 2015. The conference theme, ‘Training and Research in Material Culture Related to the Ancient World’, aims to bring together postgraduates and professionals working at museums, universities and similar institutions in fields related to the material culture of the ancient world (which may include numismatics, papyrology, portable antiquities, epigraphy, forensic anthropology, and virtual reality reconstruction). These professionals will lead workshops designed to provide insight and training in these areas, which may not otherwise be accessible through universities.

Interspersed with these workshops, we aim to highlight current postgraduate research in fields related to the study of the ancient world, following the usual pattern of the StAGE conference. We encourage papers with topics relating to the abovementioned fields of material culture, though this is not a requirement. Papers on all disciplines of Classics are welcome. Each paper is expected to last about twenty minutes, followed by ten minutes for questions, in a friendly, relaxed environment. The papers will be selected by the committee based on the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts are expected to be 250 words maximum excluding any preliminary bibliography. Please submit abstracts to

We are able, through the generous assistance of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, to provide travel bursaries and overnight accommodation for postgraduates giving papers. Refreshments and lunch on both days will also be provided.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us (

We look forward to hearing from you,
The StAGE 2015 Committee

Download StAGE CFP (pdf)

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